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Synopsis

Poetry On Record: 98 Poets Read Their Work (1888-2006) is an engrossing collection of poems read by the people who wrote them, from the dawn of sound recording to the current day. Over the course of four CDs and an info-packed book, it tells the story of the past 120 years of poetry in English, from Romanticism (Dylan Thomas) to Modernism (T.S. Eliot), from the Harlem Renaissance (Langston Hughes) to Black Arts (Amiri Baraka), from rhyme and meter (Alfred, Lord Tennyson) to free verse (Adrienne Rich), and beyond.

Equally important, it allows listeners to understand exactly how the poets intended their poems to be read aloud. Poetry On Record is the most comprehensive collection of its kind and is a must-have for any fan of poetry, or for anyone who wants an expertly chosen overview as a starting point.

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Discs

4

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Tracks

Disc Track Track Name Artist
1 1 "The Charge Of The Light Brigade" Lord Tennyson Alfred
1 2 "Come Into The Garden, Maud" Lord Tennyson Alfred
1 3 "How They Brought The Good News From Ghent To Aix" (Excerpt) Robert Browning
1 4 "America" (Excerpt) Walt Whitman
1 5 "The Lake Isle Of Innisfree" William Butler Yeats
1 6 "The Song Of The Old Mother" William Butler Yeats
1 7 "Lucinda Matlock" Edgar Lee Masters
1 8 "Emily Sparks" Edgar Lee Masters
1 9 "The Creation" James Weldon Johnson
1 10 "If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait Of Picasso" Gertrude Stein
1 11 "The Road Not Taken" Robert Frost
1 12 "Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening" Robert Frost
1 13 From "The People, Yes (#90)" Carl Sandburg
1 14 "So And So Reclining On Her Couch" Wallace Stevens
1 15 "The Red Wheelbarrow" William Carlos Williams
1 16 "For Elsie" (From "Spring And All") William Carlos Williams
1 17 From "Hugh Selwyn Mauberly" Ezra Pound
1 18 From "Helen In Egypt" (Excerpt) H.D.
1 19 "Journey Of The Magi" (With Introduction) T.S. Elliot
1 20 "Recuerdo" Edna St. Vincent Millay
1 21 "Love Is Not All" Edna St. Vincent Millay
1 22 "Résumé" Dorothy Parker
1 23 "The Lady's Reward" Dorothy Parker
1 24 "As Freedom Is A Breakfastfood" E.E. Cummings
1 25 "To Juan At The Winter Solstice" E.E. Cummings
1 26 From "John Brown's Body" Robert Graves
1 27 "Strong Men" Stephen Vincent Benet
1 28 "The Negro Speaks Of Rivers" (With Intro) Sterling Brown
1 29 "The Weary Blues" (With Intro) Langston Hughes
1 30 "Portrait Of The Artist As A Prematurely Old Man" Langston Hughes
1 31 "King Of The River" Stanley Kunitz
1 32 "The Cave Of Nakedness" W.H. Auden
1 33 "I Knew A Woman" Theodore Roethke
1 34 "Elegy For Jane" Theodore Roethke
1 35 "Late Air" Elizabeth Bishop
1 36 "The Fish" Elizabeth Bishop
2 37 "Those Winter Sundays" Robert Hayden
2 38 "The Ballad Of Orange And Grape" Muriel Rukeyser
2 39 "To Be A Jew In The Twentieth Century" Muriel Rukeyser
2 40 #23 ("The Lay Of Ike") John Berryman
2 41 #36 ("The High Ones Die…") John Berryman
2 42 "The World Is So Difficult To Give Up…" David Ignatow
2 43 "This Is The Solution, To Be Happy With Slaughter…" David Ignatow
2 44 "Here I Am With Mike In Hand, Shooting Down The Rapids…" David Ignatow
2 45 "I Killed A Fly…" David Ignatow
2 46 "What About Dying?..." David Ignatow
2 47 "Passing Remark" William Stafford
2 48 "Serving With Gideon" William Stafford
2 49 "And Death Shall Have No Dominion" Dylan Thomas
2 50 "The Tombstone Told When She Died" Dylan Thomas
2 51 "The Mother" Gwendolyn Brooks
2 52 "We Real Cool" Gwendolyn Brooks
2 53 "Skunk Hour" Robert Lowell
2 54 "Crossing Over" William Meredith
2 55 "See It Was Like This When…" Lawrence Ferlinghetti
2 56 "Underwear" Lawrence Ferlinghetti
2 57 "The Secret Of My Endurance" Charles Bukowski
2 58 "Ray" Hayden Carruth
2 59 "Love Calls Us To The Things Of This World" Richard Wilbur
2 60 "American Haikus" (Excerpt) Jack Kerouac with Al Cohn & Zoot Simms
2 61 "Death Psalm: O Lord Of Mysteries" Denise Levertov
2 62 "Monet Refuses The Operation" Lisel Mueller
2 63 "Woodchucks" Maxine Kumin
2 64 "America" Allen Ginsberg
2 65 "Still" A.R. Ammons
2 66 "My Philosophy Of Life" John Ashbery
2 67 "After Making Love We Hear Footsteps" Galway Kinnell
2 68 "Last Gods" Galway Kinnell
2 69 "A Blessing" James Wright
2 70 "All My Pretty Ones" Anne Sexton
2 71 "For My Lover, Returning To His Wife" Anne Sexton
3 72 "Even In Paris" (Excerpt) Richard Howard
3 73 "Diving Into The Wreck" Adrienne Rich
3 74 "Lovesong" Ted Hughes
3 75 "Omeros" (Excerpt) Derek Walcott
3 76 "The Song Of The Taste" Gary Snyder
3 77 "Why I Take Good Care Of My Macintosh Computer" Gary Snyder
3 78 "The Idea Of Ancestry" Etheridge Knight
3 79 "Daddy" Sylvia Plath
3 80 "The Greatest Poem In The World" David Ray
3 81 "An Oddly Lovely Day Alone" John Updike
3 82 "Bang, Bang Outishly" Amiri Baraka
3 83 "Rhythim Blues" Amiri Baraka
3 84 "Shazam Doowah" Amiri Baraka
3 85 "Dahomey" Audre Lorde
3 86 "Right To Life" Marge Piercy
3 87 "The Poem" Mark Strand
3 88 "Zimmer Imagines Heaven" Paul Zimmer
3 89 "Cruelty. Don't Talk To Me About Cruelty" Lucille Clifton
3 90 "I Have Had To Learn To Live With My Face" Diane Wakoski
3 91 "We Were So Poor…" Charles Simic
3 92 "I Was Stolen By The Gypsies…" Charles Simic
3 93 "Everybody Knows The Story…" Charles Simic
3 94 "Death Of A Naturalist" Seamus Heaney
3 95 "Lester Leaps In" Al Young
3 96 "A Dance For Militant Dilettantes" Al Young
3 97 "Fire" Gloria Vando
3 98 "Odysseus To Telemachus" Joseph Brodsky
3 99 "Sometimes It's Better To Laugh 'Honest Injun'" Simon J. Ortiz
3 100 "Ode To My Shoes" Erica Jong
4 101 "Wonder" Sharon Olds
4 102 "The Lost Pilot" James Tate
4 103 "Puerto Rican Obituary" (Excerpt) Pedro Pietri
4 104 "Uh Oh Plutonium" Anne Waldman
4 105 "The Fine Printing On The Label Of A Bottle Of Non-Alcohol Beer" Adrian Louis
4 106 "The Sweat Lodge" Adrian Louis
4 107 "Facing It" Yusef Komunyakaa
4 108 "Logan Heights And The World" Juan Felipe Herrera with Mark Daterman
4 109 "The Colonel" Carolyn Forche
4 110 "The History Of Armenia" Peter Balakian
4 111 "Grace" Joy Harjo
4 112 "Parsley" Rita Dove
4 113 "The Long Meadow Yijay Seshadi
4 114 "The Floral Apron" Marilyn Chin
4 115 "Raisin Eyes" Luci Tapahonso
4 116 "The Concrete River" Luis Rodriguez
4 117 "My Father, In Heaven, Is Reading Out Loud" Li-Young Lee
4 118 "Two Standards" Elise Paschen
4 119 "I Saw You Walking" Deborah Garrison
4 120 "The Female Seer Will Burn Upon This Pyre"' Elizabeth Alexander
4 121 "After The Gig: Mick Jagger" Elizabeth Alexander
4 122 "[Morning Broke On My Cabin Inverted, Tempest In My Forehead]" D.A. Powell
4 123 "Eleven More Days" Carl Hancock Rux
4 124 "Simon Peter" John Poch
4 125 "Fragments Of The Forgotten War" Suji Kwock Kim
4 126 "Lucky Criminals" Kevin Prufer
4 127 "The Slaughter" Kevin Young
4 128 "Scab" Jonathan Lamfers
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